ZZ Top Launch New Branded ‘Tres Hombres’ Bourbon
Last November, ZZ Top debuted their own unique brand of whisky called Tres Hombres, named after the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame trio’s 1973 studio album. Now the self-styled Little Ol’ Band from Texas are introducing a second entry into the liquor line — ‘Tres Hombres’ Bourbon.
The whisky will be available starting this week at select retailers in three Texas cities — Austin, Dallas and Houston.
‘Tres Hombres’ Bourbon is made from three grains, with three distinct mash bills — that is, grain mixes — that have been “baked in the Southern heat” for three years. It harks back to classic southern blues, amplified by the crunch of Texas rock n’ roll, and saturated in the tone of American Single Malt.
“The launch of our 2021 Texas Whisky was an overwhelming success,” says ZZ Top manager Carl Stubner. “We look forward to sharing this new sweeter expression with our fans and friends to enjoy raising a glass to followers of good whisky across the country.”
The arrival of ‘Tres Hombres’ Bourbon coincides with ZZ Top’s trio of Texas shows this week featuring special guests Jeff Beck and Heart‘s Ann Wilson. The concerts are scheduled for this Friday in Del Valle, Saturday in Dallas and Sunday in The Woodlands. Visit the band’s official website for their full upcoming itinerary.
On July 22 the band released RAW, a new album from the original lineup of ZZ Top – Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill – created in a singular circumstance. The album was recorded at Gruene Hall in Texas, in conjunction with the GRAMMY-nominated feature documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas. The film’s director Sam Dunn sought a means to visually convey how the band made albums at its inception with all three members in the same room at the same time.
ZZ Top has been synonymous with all that is the Lone Star State for more than five decades. Named the “Official Heroes” of the State of Texas and renowned for their signature blues-rock sound, ZZ Top’s studio albums have sold an estimated 50 million albums worldwide and continuing.